Paula Deen Corn Casserole Made Lighter • Simple Nourished Living

WW Recipe of the Day: Paula Deen Corn Casserole Made Lighter
(208 calories | 8 6 6 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)

Today I’m sharing a recipe for an easy healthier, lighter take on Paula Deen’s Corn Casserole. A tasty, versatile side dish this southern spoon bread, is always a hit whenever I serve it. 

How Many Calories and WW Points in this Lighter Corn Casserole?

This corn casserole is Bobby Deen’s lighter healthier take on his mom, Paula Deen’s classic southern spoon bread. It’s chewy on the edges, creamy in the center and filled with sweet corn flavor. Lower in fat and calories and much more Weight Watchers friendly than the original, but just as delicious.

According to my calculations, each serving has 209 calories and:

8 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
6 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
6 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
5 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

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How to Make Bobby Deen’s Corn Casserole Made Lighter

This casserole couldn’t be easier….just stir together your ingredients…

And then pour it into a lightly greased baking dish…

Here’s a video where Bobby Deen makes his lighter corn casserole for his mom and his Aunt Peggy:

Recipe Notes, Additions or Substitutions

This recipe can be modified in any number of ways. While the original recipe called for low fat sour cream, I used plain nonfat Greek yogurt instead. Possible tasty additions include:

  • Shredded low fat cheese such as cheddar, jack or pepper jack
  • Chopped green onion
  • Chopped bell pepper
  • Chopped jalapeno pepper
  • Chopped cooked bacon
  • hot sauce

What to Serve with Corn Casserole?

Corn Casserole is a popular Thanksgiving holiday side dish recipe that can be enjoyed all year round, especially when made lighter and healthier. This casserole is the perfect accompaniment alongside any savory protein including:

Ways to Use Corn Casserole Leftovers

Leftovers can be refrigerated or frozen and then reheated in either the oven or microwave (affiliate link)

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Lightened Up Southern Corn Casserole

A deliciously easy lighter healthier version of Paul Deen’s Corn casserole from her son Bobby that’s lower in fat and calories and Weight Watchers friendly

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time33 mins

Servings (adjustable): 8

Calories: 209

Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9-inch square baking pan with nonstick spray.

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the yogurt, applesauce, and egg until well blended. Stir in the corn muffin mix, creamed corn and corn kernels until combined. 

  • Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 

  • Remove from the oven and let cool for about 5 minutes before serving.

  • Divide into 8 even portions and serve.

Recipe Notes

Serving Size: 1/8th recipe
8 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
6 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
6 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
5 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

possible tasty additions:

  • Shredded low fat cheese such as cheddar, jack or pepper jack
  • Chopped green onion
  • Chopped bell pepper
  • Chopped jalapeno pepper
  • Chopped cooked bacon
  • hot sauce

Nutrition Facts

Lightened Up Southern Corn Casserole

Amount Per Serving

Calories 209
Calories from Fat 45

% Daily Value*

Fat 5g8%

Carbohydrates 39g13%

Fiber 2g8%

Protein 7g14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Course: Side Dish

Cuisine: American

Keyword: corn casserole

Recipe source: From Mama’s Table to Mine (affiliate link) by Bobby Deen

*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan’s ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.

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Martha McKinnonMartha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.

A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.

She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.

A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she’s not experimenting in the kitchen, you’re likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.

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